NEW LIFE
WHAT ARE WE HERE FOR?           Whose script do we follow?       What inner voices do we respond to?       Who is running ...
SIMONE’S LIFE         •  Born – 12.9.87       5lb 6oz      •  400 gram placenta, very dried out.             ACUTE leukaem...
SIMONE’S PROGNOSIS                 “There is no hope”. “She will die within the next couple of weeks   – do you want to le...
SIMONE’S STORY?                 Gracefully live each breath to                     the best of my ability                 ...
ONCOLOGIST’S STORY     Even if one chance in a million     that chemotherapy may help,      he would not do it as would   ...
IS SHE TO LIVE?   What if that is not a given, & all we   have to do is follow the steps as they                  appear?W...
QUESTIONS        What are we trying to prove by         performing any intervention?       That we are better than . . .  ...
Asking the Obvious       Is death an enemy?            Is ‘life’ our friend?       Why has this being arrived with me,    ...
WHAT DID DAD DO?  •  Listen to a work colleague who said         that his wife may be able to                   help . . ....
HOPE
WHAT DID I DO?   Assume that I had no idea why/what                  to do.     That she was with me, and dad had     agre...
WHAT WAS I THINKING?                 • Palliative care.                 • Treat what was                   in front of me....
•  What do we do instead?          •  Hide behind a mask/façade?   •  Look blank, and say nothing to be done?             ...
PLAYERS• Mum - wants this horror to end quickly• Dad - wants daughter to be perfect• Baby - (Simone) ??????• Heather      ...
TREATMENT STRATEGIES           ASK FOR ASSISTANCE                  In any area                 Look to life         what S...
Amsterdam 2007   HEATHER BRUCE
TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDICINE •  All beings, whatever form, are exposed to           different forms of suffering.•  Whether ‘...
Amsterdam 2007   HEATHER BRUCE
DISORDERS/ “CAUSE”   1 - Actions pre ‘now’ (karma fruiting)   2 - Of this lifetime - earlier on this     lifetime, coming ...
WHAT ABOUT ALL OF               THEM          simultaneously?     Who says it is all or nothing?   What if the reason for ...
YANG/resonant – density/YIN•  Souls in transit      •  Physical ‘real’ world                         •  Science/evidence  ...
ACUPUNCTURE/TUI NA                  As she presented            When clotting became unlikely -               Metamorphic ...
WHAT STIRRED            DAD           THE          MOST?•  Seeing her death certificate awaiting only   a date and signatu...
WHAT WAS MOST EFFECTIVE?    BEING PRESENT& hassling Dad to accept what was going on in  the minute, & not accepting what a...
Amsterdam 2007   HEATHER BRUCE
Amsterdam 2007   HEATHER BRUCE
SIMONE’S WELLNESS                        HEAT        BLOOD    SHEN      1   URINE                               ü       ü...
Amsterdam 2007   HEATHER BRUCE
WHEN DID ‘HOPE’ SPRING       FOR THE MEDICAL        AUTHORITIES?                 When she looked like she was             ...
HOW DID WE GET THERE? 8 weeks after commencing twice daily   90 minute sessions with Heather, many     hands on, and more ...
Amsterdam 2007   HEATHER BRUCE
MUM’S ULTIMATUM             Either you agree to starting         chemotherapy immediately, or you           leave & the me...
Amsterdam 2007   HEATHER BRUCE
WHAT DO WE GO          WITH?                 Physical ‘real’ world –                     the ‘evidence’           Death & ...
We are souls in            transit OUR SPIRIT SOARING?                 The journey IS the                     destinationA...
PROGNOSIS                  DEPENDS upon                      WHETHER                 WE CHOOSE TO WORK                   w...
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
Simone's Story - Infantile leukaemia
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  1. 1. NEW LIFE
  2. 2. WHAT ARE WE HERE FOR? Whose script do we follow? What inner voices do we respond to? Who is running the inner programmes? What is health/disease? What is ‘real’? Whose ‘real’ is most real?Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  3. 3. SIMONE’S LIFE •  Born – 12.9.87 5lb 6oz •  400 gram placenta, very dried out. ACUTE leukaemia – born to dieFirst visit 27.9.87•  Scrawny, sleepy scrap of humanity•  Liver and Spleen very enlarged, Haemorrhaged from bowel•  Green poo very, very coloured urineAmsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  4. 4. SIMONE’S PROGNOSIS “There is no hope”. “She will die within the next couple of weeks – do you want to leave her here to die, or take her home to die”? What would you have done?Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  5. 5. SIMONE’S STORY? Gracefully live each breath to the best of my ability Maybe it is not up to me, or you Maybe we are just players to assist the one who is my dad/doctor/whomever here listening today . . .Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  6. 6. ONCOLOGIST’S STORY Even if one chance in a million that chemotherapy may help, he would not do it as would radically injure her developing brain.Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  7. 7. IS SHE TO LIVE? What if that is not a given, & all we have to do is follow the steps as they appear?What if this is all we EVER have to do?What if all any of us need to do is to follow, rather than lead . . . ANDLive more in our hearts and less in our heads. . .Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  8. 8. QUESTIONS What are we trying to prove by performing any intervention? That we are better than . . . That we can conquer . . . Is the will of ???? to be done, or our’s, or their personality’s . . . ‘it hurts’ etcAmsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  9. 9. Asking the Obvious Is death an enemy? Is ‘life’ our friend? Why has this being arrived with me, now? DO I DO ANYTHING? What script do I need to access to even start?Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  10. 10. WHAT DID DAD DO? •  Listen to a work colleague who said that his wife may be able to help . . . •  Decided to give her a go, as there was not one thing to lose –hope had departed, so why not try the ridiculous?Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  11. 11. HOPE
  12. 12. WHAT DID I DO? Assume that I had no idea why/what to do. That she was with me, and dad had agreed for some reason, and to just follow whatever happened next - it would become obviousAmsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  13. 13. WHAT WAS I THINKING? • Palliative care. • Treat what was in front of me.Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  14. 14. •  What do we do instead? •  Hide behind a mask/façade? •  Look blank, and say nothing to be done? •  Try to ‘fix’ it? •  Give it our best shot? •  Let go and be a conduit for whatever? •  ACCEPT NO LIMITATIONSAmsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  15. 15. PLAYERS• Mum - wants this horror to end quickly• Dad - wants daughter to be perfect• Baby - (Simone) ??????• Heather - anything is possible• Other healers – as required – bit parts• Dianne (Reiki) – “absent” and on site healing as needed/unconditional lovingAmsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  16. 16. TREATMENT STRATEGIES ASK FOR ASSISTANCE In any area Look to life what SHOULD be happening?Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  17. 17. Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  18. 18. TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDICINE •  All beings, whatever form, are exposed to different forms of suffering.•  Whether ‘healthy’ or not, we all have latent diseases awaiting.•  Origins of all – IGNORANCE – gives rise to desire, gives rise to hatred, pride, jealousy, harsh speech, more obscuration, and around it goes . . . .Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  19. 19. Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  20. 20. DISORDERS/ “CAUSE” 1 - Actions pre ‘now’ (karma fruiting) 2 - Of this lifetime - earlier on this lifetime, coming through later (this now) 3 - Involving spirits 4 - Superficial – follow lifestyle and behaviour patterns and will not need external assistance.Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  21. 21. WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THEM simultaneously? Who says it is all or nothing? What if the reason for it all has to be attended to FIRST?Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  22. 22. YANG/resonant – density/YIN•  Souls in transit •  Physical ‘real’ world •  Science/evidence based/ ‘facts’/data•  Having a human experience within a •  Body is raw mammalian wrapper material• The journey IS the • Death & disease destination are to be eradicatedAmsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  23. 23. ACUPUNCTURE/TUI NA As she presented When clotting became unlikely - Metamorphic technique REIKI Always – love, intention, & Dad’s will to fight PRIMARY PATIENT - DADAmsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  24. 24. WHAT STIRRED DAD THE MOST?•  Seeing her death certificate awaiting only a date and signature, PLUS her near bleeding out – at the same hospital visit.•  Her parents’ acceptance of her imminent departure lead to her changing her script.•  Then we married east and west, until remission – then west wonAmsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  25. 25. WHAT WAS MOST EFFECTIVE? BEING PRESENT& hassling Dad to accept what was going on in the minute, & not accepting what anyone else (even me) had to say. What did HE what for HER?Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  26. 26. Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  27. 27. Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  28. 28. SIMONE’S WELLNESS HEAT BLOOD SHEN 1 URINE ü ü 2 COLOUR OF POO ü ü 3 COMPLEXION ü 4 RED IN EYES ü 5 ALERTNESS ü ü 6 APPETITE ü 7 DISTRESS ü ü ü 8 SLEEPING ü ü 9 BLEEDING ü üAmsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  29. 29. Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  30. 30. WHEN DID ‘HOPE’ SPRING FOR THE MEDICAL AUTHORITIES? When she looked like she was ‘in remission’Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  31. 31. HOW DID WE GET THERE? 8 weeks after commencing twice daily 90 minute sessions with Heather, many hands on, and more Reiki hands off (absent) encounters with Dianne. PLUS Prednisone, & numerous whole blood transfusions – all against the medical advice, as they thought it slowing the inevitable . . .Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  32. 32. Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  33. 33. MUM’S ULTIMATUM Either you agree to starting chemotherapy immediately, or you leave & the medical lawyers will take over Simone’s guardianship. WHY? Prednisone has never cured a case of leukaemia. (She will die if we do not try to save her . . . )Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  34. 34. Amsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  35. 35. WHAT DO WE GO WITH? Physical ‘real’ world – the ‘evidence’ Death & disease are to be eradicatedAmsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  36. 36. We are souls in transit OUR SPIRIT SOARING? The journey IS the destinationAmsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE
  37. 37. PROGNOSIS DEPENDS upon WHETHER WE CHOOSE TO WORK with OR against LIFE/SPIRIT AND NATURAL FLOWSAmsterdam 2007 HEATHER BRUCE

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